Details of the Conference sessions proposed are being placed on the LJC Open Conference website
Directions to venue (Google Map)
The entrance to the IBM offices is on UpperGround (Google Street View) opposite the junction of Cornwall street. You will see a driveway going up to the first floor of the building, walk up the footpath on this driveway to arrive at the entrance to the IBM building.
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Schedule overview (see full schedule):
8.30 am Doors open - network and breakfast
9.55 am Sign-in hands over to security (will be very slow)
10 am Conference Keynote
5.30 pm Conference wrap up
5.30 pm+ IBM sponsored drinks at the venue then optional visit to pub
LJC Conference #3 is a one day event where you can attend a wide range of talks, workshops and practical sessions, drawn from the experiences of those in industry. Its a great opportunity to learn with up to 50 sessions during the day, including a keynote, lightning talks, open source project overviews, workshops, discussion groups and presentations.
The conference will start with a keynote talk on "The future of the Java Ecosystem" and then split off into different session tracks throughout the day, giving you an opportunity to experience a wide range of topics and ideas.
What people said about our last two conferences (see photos):
"Fantastic day, learned a great deal and made some valuable connections with people in the industry, more of these please"
"Amazing forum. Met some of the best minds in the field. Inspired me to learn more and work harder.. "
"Brilliant time! Learnt a lot and met a lot of great people. Look forward to the next one :-)"
"An excellent opportunity to learn more about things I should know about but didn't"
Whilst there will be plenty of things you can relax and enjoy at the conference, those who want to can get more involved and are encouraged to share there ideas and experiences. Some sessions have already been proposed, why not let us know what you want to see or present?
You can also come up with ideas and sessions on the morning of the conference (as with an unconference)!!
We encourage you to talk about a wide range of topics, not just specifics of the Java language, Spring, Hibernate, Open Source, OSGi, etc, but also about tools and practices - eg. software craftsmanship, BDD, TDD, Kanban, Agile and other practices that enhance our world. Due to the diversity of the Java ecosystem in terms of languages, we have many people from the Groovy, Scala and Clojure user groups will be sharing their experiences.
The open conference has a minimal payment to cover costs of food and venue. No payment is made to speakers from this entry fee. If you are unable to pay via Paypal, please contact the organiser directly and we will try to seek alternative solution.